If you haven’t tried using a scrub you should. Body Scrubs help exfoliate and buff away dead skin cells and flaky skin leaving it smooth and moisturized.
When you make your scrubs, you can tailor the scrubs to your skin’s needs.
I like using Epsom salt for its numerous health benefits, and it helps relax my sore muscles.
Supplies for Lemon & Rosemary Salt Scrub
- 3 cups Epsom salt
- 4 tablespoons Sweet Almond Oil
- zest of 1 lemon plus juice of 2 lemons
- fresh rosemary chopped
- glass or plastic jar
How to Make Lemon & Rosemary Salt Scrub
A few benefits of using the Epsom Salt Scrub
A naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate that is easily absorbed through the skin.
Magnesium helps reduce inflammation and helps with nerve and muscles function. Sulfates help flush toxins and help improve the absorption of nutrients.
Sweet Almond Oil
It’s hypoallergenic it can be used for babies and often use for massages. It’s great for people with sensitive skin. Sweet Almond Oil comes from edible almonds. It’s great for skin and hair.
Great source of vitamin c, magnesium, and potassium. Lemons have antioxidants and minerals that can improve the appearance of your skin. It also helps cleanse and helps pull harmful toxins out of your body.
An aromatic herb with a woodsy smell that belongs to the mint family. It’s great for stress relief, it stimulates blood circulation and helps with boosting the immune system. Just to name a few of the benefits of using rosemary.
You might also want to try my Lime Mojito Sugar Lip Scrub. Maybe next time I’ll make a lemon rosemary sugar scrub.
Please test essential oils before using them! Here’s a link with information I found about performing a skin test before using essential oils here.
You could also google and find more information about skin testing before using essential oils or any of these ingredients.
Sheila Schweiger-Rhodes says
Hello! I wish there was a scratch and sniff screen! I’m sure this smells amazing and makes you feel luxurious at a quarter of the cost. I will be adding this one to my list of favorite scrubs 🙂
Kim Seghers says
Hi, Shelia! Yes, it smells fabulous and I love the way it makes my skin feel. I need to make some more. I hope you get a chance to make a batch! Have a lovely night, Kim
Kim Seghers says
It really does Gi Gi! Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment! Have a lovely week, Kim
Karyl Henry says
This is such a great idea! I'm obsessed with the Incredible Spreadable Scrub from Origins, but making my own would be a lot less expensive. I need to try this
Terri Steffes says
I love making scrubs, but then I forget to use them. This combination of scents has me wanting to give it another try!
Jenn Cochran says
I have made my own sugar scrub. I am trying this one. I love rosemary.
Nikki Stevens says
I haven't used a scrub in a long time! This sounds really easy to do. I've used lemon on my face and it leaves your skin feeling so clean and tight. A DIY scrub is a great idea!
Jenn Cochran says
What a great recipe! I am definitely going to try it! Thanks for sharing!
Hi Nicole and you are very welcomed for the tip about using Rosemary. I love Rosemary and I have some growing in my garden. It actually grows better than any other herbs I have planted!! You should try making your own scrubs, I love it!! Kim
I always buy my scrubs and they really are way too pricey sometimes. I might have to try making my own. I love the combination of rosemary and lemon!
Hi Yanique! You should try making your own scrubs its not hard at all! I love making my own and it's cheaper too. Please let me know if you have any questions about making your own scrubs. Kim
I grow rosemary too Leslie it's a wonderful herb . I make a hair rinse with it, body scrub, and cook with it. You should try making this scrub I think you'll like it! Have a lovely day, Kim
It does smell amazing! I love lemons and rosemary, too. If you try making the scrub I would love to know how you like it. Kim
I am so glad you love it. I also make a rosemary hair rinse ,it's wonderful too. . Have a great weekend, Kim
Hi Michelle, I started making scrubs because of all the preservatives in some of the scrubs I was buying and the prices. You should try making your own scrubs, I bet you'll love it!!. Have a great weekend, Kim
Yes, homemade scrubs make great gifts and they don't cost a lot to make. Have a lovely weekend, Kim
Linda Davidson says
Love this. Love the smell of Lemon and Rosemary
Thank you Linda! I love the smell of Lemon and Rosemary, too! Thanks for stopping over, Kim
Interesting post. I must try this definitely.
Hi Gunjan! If you try making the scrub and have questions please let me know. Have a great weekend, KIm
Agy Lee says
I love lemon and rosemary so this is great. How long does this last, and do you need to put it in the fridge?
Hi Agy, yes you could put the scrub in the fridge to keep it longer. I keep it next to my tub. It usually lasts about 2 weeks out but I go through the scrub quick. If you make some scrub and don't use it much just check to make sure it doesn't go rancid. Hope that answers your question, Kim
Thank you so much. It smells wonderful and makes my skin feel so smooth.
I have made a salt scrub before. This one looks divine!
Thank you Allison. It was easy to make and cheaper than buying a scrub from the store. Have a lovely weekend, Kim